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# england 2015

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England go with all three out-halves in starting line-up for Uruguay
And not a Sam Burgess in sight.
'Tough day, yeah': England's Mike Brown really, really didn't want to talk after that Wales defeat
He’s just there so he won’t get fined.
Canada left to rue missed chances as Italy narrowly avoid scare
Kieran Crowley’s side made this a thrilling encounter in Leeds.
Toughest, talkative, inspirational? A dozen team-mate questions for Jamie Heaslip
Mike Ross will be suped up and ready to prove Heaslip wrong.
'At scrum time, God it was punishing stuff': Keith Wood looks back on a run-in with Romania
The legendary hooker scored the last time we faced Romania in a World Cup, but it wasn’t easy going.
TV, tunes and inventing the iPad: Keeping Irish minds as busy as bodies key to sharpness
Distractions from the day-to-day slog of training in camp is easier than it ever was, says Keith Wood.
Cian Healy is bringing some Conor McGregor spirit to Ireland's World Cup camp
The Notorious had 31 extra autographs to sign.
'The unbelievable was happening before my eyes': Doug Howlett's World Cup memories
New Zealand’s record try-scorer doesn’t have a World Cup medal to his name, but he takes pride from just making it there.
As you were: South African court allows Springboks to go and compete in Rugby World Cup
The judge in the Pretoria high court did criticise the pace of racial integration in the setup however.
Meerkats, mistresses and Robbie Henshaw's carb mountain: This RWC angelus parody is perfect
Also featuring what can only be a further sneak peak at George Hook’s erotic novel.
Ian Madigan has been practicing for scrum-half duties on his own all summer
Joe Schmidt sounded the utility back out about the possibility of covering an extra position last season.
Darren Cave looks like the world's happiest centre in Ireland's squad mugshots
Some of the squad looked more prepared for class photo day than others.
Before Tadhg Furlong was World Cup-bound, he was dominating GAA pitches in Wexford
Furlong was too big and too fast for his peers on the football field.
6 big talking points on the day Joe Schmidt submitted his Rugby World Cup squad
Bolters, no third nine and Ulster’s record try-scorer left out. Joe Schmidt made some controversial calls today.
Highlanders hero Tanaka one of two scrum-halves picked for Japan squad
Coach Eddie Jones has also defended the number of overseas-born players plying their trade for Japan.
Gatland willing to start without Warburton after Tipuric's 'best performance in a Welsh jersey'
There’s only room for one lucky seven at a time the starting line-up.
Tadhg Furlong 'a very proud representative of New Ross' after Ireland debut
Furlong’s first cap was also a first for his club.
The Olympic Stadium sprinklers put a serious dampener on Samoa v Barbarians
It wasn’t a very good rugby debut for Queen Elizabeth Park.
Ireland's World Cup pool rivals Italy hit for 6 by Scotland
Only a defensive howler allowed the Azzurri on the scoreboard.
In pictures: Paul O'Connell waves goodbye after last home Test
Thanks Paulie.
Here's how Ireland rated in a bruising battle with Wales
It was an intense and difficult day for Joe Schmidt’s men.
Ireland v Wales, summer international
We’re going minute-by-minute as Joe Schmidt dims the lights at the last chance saloon.
Aug 29th 2015, 4:00 PM The stretcher is on for Keith Earls. He won’t play any more part in this game. Hopefully the head injury is not as serious as it looks at first glance from this distance.
Aug 29th 2015, 3:17 PM Sexton sees a penalty advantage and goes to the boot again. George North easily claims. Ireland won’t settle for three…. TRY! Ireland 10 Wales 10 (Iain Henderson)
The perfect 5: Paul O'Connell's stand-out internationals on Irish soil
Lansdowne Road just won’t be the same without him.
'You regret a mistake in training almost much as in a match': Ireland's short-term focus for continued progress
Continued progress means continued success for Paul O’Connell as he waves farewell to Ireland.
'If I could take back the times I used to slag John Hayes, I would' -- Paul O'Connell
Regrets, Paul O’Connell has a few as he heads in to his final international on home turf.
O'Connell's greatest days were the ones his son shared the taste of victory
The fresh memories are the sweetest for Ireland’s captain fantastic.
In pics: Paul O'Connell goes through his paces before last home appearance for Ireland
Plus, there are the very welcome sights of Cian Healy and Marty Moore in full training.
The42 writers pick their 31-man Ireland Rugby World Cup squad
Your move, Joe.
England set to omit in-form Cipriani from Rugby World Cup squad -- reports
George Ford and Owen Farrell are Lancaster’s immovable 10s.
The breakout stars set to take the Rugby World Cup by storm
Here are the fresh faces you’ll be seeing a whole lot more of in September.
'We still don’t have a concrete 31': Ireland coaches sharpen axes for final RWC cut
Joe Schmidt has a lot of difficult conversations ahead of him this weekend.
Paddy Jackson reveals all about his not-creepy-at-all night time antics
Okay, maybe that would be a bit creepy.
Andrew Trimble passed fit to play, but every hour counts for Cian Healy
The prop showed some promising signs in today’s training session, according to Les Kiss.
Trinh-Duc misses out as France name 31-man squad for Rugby World Cup
It’s all yours, Freddy.
Yoann Huget showed that his boots are made for more than just stamping
The winger’s try killed off English hopes in Paris last night.
Will Genia left 'a bit embarrassed' over RWC inclusion at White's expense
Meanwhile, Fiji have included Crusaders star Nemani Nadolo in their 31-man squad.
England's Mike Brown 'massively excited' for return after 5 months out with concussion
The Harlequins fullback will start in this weekend’s Test against France.
'Mentally tougher' Ireland won't fall into complacency trap -- Rob Kearney
The fullback is adamant the world’s second-ranked side cannot afford to rest on their laurels.
What's the story with Wales v Ireland not being on TV?
Here’s how you can get the big game on the big screen.
'Some guys won't make the plane, but you've got to die trying'
Fergus McFadden won’t be dragged out of his positive mental state by speculation about squad cuts.